The option year would cost the Packers $7.75 million to keep Perry under contract for 2016, and it would be guaranteed for injury immediately. Without it, Perry, the 28th overall pick in 2012, would become a free agent after this season.
All first-round picks taken in 2011 or later signed four-year deals with a club option for a fifth year. It was a provision added to the collective bargaining agreement following the lockout after the 2010 season.
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